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Rochester K9 Trainers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nanette P.
Verified review

Danielle is wonderful!! She is very knowledgeable and has suggestions/answers to any issues you may be having with your dog. My dog in particular needed training in developing manners. My dog was jumping, nipping and chewing on things in our house. Danielle was very patient in training her. She offered us suggestions on keeping our dog busy to distract her from chewing on things in our house. Danielle's training helped us learn ways to control her behaviors. I highly recommend Danielle. Our dog's behavior has really improved. It's nice to know that Danielle is available for refresher lessons if needed in the future!

Good Dog Training Services
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

I have a two-year-old Australian Shepherd, Scout, who has a ton of energy and a nearly equal amount of anxiety, a recipe for disaster in terms of training by myself. Enter Nathan. I’ve had two private lessons with Nathan and then a 10-day board and train. When I dropped Scout off, she was difficult to walk with just a leash and collar and somewhat manageable with a gentle leader or training harness. As Nathan pointed out, she had trouble with self-control and was easily distractible. Nathan spent a great deal of time explaining his methods and views on dog training, he listened to my concerns, and spent time assessing where Scout was. He didn’t promise a perfectly trained dog in 10 days or set unrealistic goals for his board and train program. Instead, he explained the importance of his focus on self-control and how that would set the stage for success in her continued training at home and with him. At the end of the board and train program I couldn’t be happier with her progress. She’s learned the place command, settles into with complete ease, she knows to wait at a door before walking out, and is all around much calmer at home and away from home. On our first walk after training, my 8-year-old son was able to walk her with just a collar and minimal pulling, which to me is the truest measure of success of Nathan’s training. I look forward to continuing to work with Nathan and would highly recommend him to anyone considering group or personal training or the board and train program.

PawPros, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy O.
Verified review

Willing to arrange my needs for a puppy around his schedule. His personality fit with my dog. Has training experience. Willing to help socialize my dog during visits which is important for a puppy.

Mankind's Best Friendship
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bob S.
Verified review

We have had amazing success with MBF! Our shelter hound mix puppy was terrorizing our house. Biting, pulling on leash, destroying items in the house. In a very short time with tips, advice and tangible behavioral changes, our pup became a beloved part of our family. All accomplished with positive reinforcement training. Anytime we need any kind of advice MBF responds extremely quickly with helpful tips and insights. We have recommended MBF to our inlaws as well. More success there as well. Every training tool and behavioral suggestion (including anxiety issues with our sr dog) has been spot on and meaningful.

True Companion Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond R.
Verified review

Kristen is an absolute sweet heart and a great trainer she not only trains the person and the dog she cares deeply

Regional K-9
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay R.
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I met with Pat after rescuing a 1 yr old whippet/black lab mix who was in dire need of training (which I didn’t know exactly HOW much she required). Pat was professional, reliable, and knowledgeable. He could see my frustration and recommended the 10 day boarding program. I was all in, the only problem was he did not have availability for about 3 weeks. But I was willing to wait. During that period my dogs behavior became too much for me to handle. I realized I couldn’t provide her what she needed (large fenced area to run, and time which she needed A LOT of). I reached out to Pat and told him I was going to return her to the foster and he immediately stepped up and offered to take her in for the weekend and work with her, then re-evaluate it. Again I was all in but after long talks with the foster, and those close to me, it was decided it was best for Abby to find a home more suitable to her needs. When I told Pat he was incredibly understanding and reassuring. When I’m ready to try a rescue again I will most definitely seek the help of regional K-9

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Penny P.
Verified review

I considered a fancy dog hotel, for my recently rescued pet, but my dog really loved meeting Connie. I decided to bring Nyx for the week we were in Jamaica. Connie took her under her wing, knowing my dog had issues with neglect and abandonment from a previous life, Connie cared for her accordingly, as if she were family. I will always bring my dog Nyx to "Auntie" Connie now, whether it's a 3 day train trek downstate to visit family or a 2 week cruise, I know Connie will treat her like I do, like a family member. I highly recommend Connie, she is a wonderful petsitter!

Dog training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kris B.
Verified review

Donna is excellent with animals. My dog absolutely loves her. She would come walk Dutchess everyday while I was at work so that she wasn't stuck in a crate. She also trained Dutchess to listen to commands. Which I was having a hard time doing because my dog is very stubborn and hard headed. Donna also nursed 2 of Dutchess' puppies back to health. One of which she raised from the moment he was 12 months old. Bottle feeding him and helping him to use the bathroom. Donna also helped me administer medicine to Dutchess when she had an ear infection as well as her shots. I would highly recommend her to anyone to help care for their animal.

  • 11 years in business
Jessica C.
Verified review

Darlene has an amazing talent when it comes to helping people understand their pets behavior. She has helped me on multiple occasions with my own dogs when they needed help with behavioral problems or just basic obedience training. She is very calm and easy going and the dogs react to that in a positive way. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with their pets.

Mind Your Paws
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Waverly S.
Verified review

He did such a great job on training my dog, I definitely recommend him! He cares about animals so much!!

CujoCop, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Darcie V.
    Verified review

    Chris Velez is the most competent, knowledgeable, and reliable dog trainer there is! I have seen him work with a variety of breeds all of different personalities and behaviorial issues. He amazes me each time in his ability to quickly assess the dog's problem and correct it. He consistently gets a dog obeying him within minutes as he seems to have a magical connection with all canine. Not only that, but his demeanor and disposition with the human owners is equally excellent as he can easily teach them what needs to be done in order to maintain the correction. His attitude is outstanding...always with the motivation of helping others...not making money.

    Kelly J.
    Verified review

    Becky has been quick to respond to calls for updates She is great about updating you regarding how your pet is doing She follows owner's wishes about house rules / consistent training methods Home and crate kennel are kept clean - she obviously cleans up after playtime / feedings etc... She had great suggestions for emergency planning in case she had to get pet to a vet or animal hospital right away She is observant and makes suggestions obviously with the pets best interest at heart It is very apparent that she adores animals as seen during the time she interacted with pet during visit(s) She is conscientious about the safety of your home - assuring home is locked and secure before leaving She is friendly and cooperative Becky has only been dog walking for me starting this week so it's quite a new experience yet, but so far I could not grade her any less than outstanding

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    What makes me stand out from others is that I am a new trainer with new techniques to help teach your dog to be the best he/she could be for you. What makes me stand out in pet sitting is that I love and care for my customers' pets as if they were my own pets and care for their homes as if they were my own. I may be new to both of these industries, but my love and compassion for both of them is as strong as can be.

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    I'm non-professional but very successful with training dogs. I teach house-breaking, obedience, being family-friendly, and fixing the pets behavior. Please contact me if interested!

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    I am a certified dog trainer/canine behaviorist. I do private and group training sessions, dog grooming and overnight boarding.

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    Roc City K9, LLC offers outstanding fitness, training and grooming services for dogs. We have agility stations and treadmills for dogs to get exercise both mentally and physically. We offer all levels of training, including private lessons. We also offer self-wash stations and full grooming services.

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    I have been pet sitting for around 5 years now and I love it. In addition to pet sitting, I also offer basic pet training and walking. I have grown up around dogs and cats my whole life and even have two dogs of my own. Because of them, exercise, play time, and walks are something I do everyday, because I believe that it is important.

    • 16 years in business
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    I have extensive education in behavior, psychology, veterinary assisting, and breeding. I am currently working towards a veterinary technology degree

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    I provide behavior modification and training for our canine companions. I am a certified canine behavior consultant and professional breeder.

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    I have over 20 years of experience as a multi-national law enforcement veteran and K9 handler and behaviorist. I employ non-punitive dog training and behavior correction or advice.

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